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Welcome to the Affordable Counselling website!

My name is Andy Hoolan. I am originally from Ireland and have lived in Finland since 2011. I worked in Ireland from 2004 – 2011 in psychotherapy and addiction counselling. Previously I lived and worked in Chicago, Chile and London from 1994 until 2004.

My educational qualifications have been validated by the Finnish Board of Education (1288/2010,1§) (531/1986,1096/2007,4 ,8 §).

I received accreditation with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counselling (IAAAC) in 2008. I worked extensively in psychotherapeutic and addiction counselling in both the USA and Ireland and more recently as a consultant counsellor/therapist in Finland.

VALVIRA the Finnish accreditation authority for health professionals stated that because of my inadequate Finnish language proficiency I cannot be considered for accreditation as a Psychotherapist in Finland. Therefore I work now in English as a Pastoral Counselor and Psychological Therapist.

If you would like to meet for an initial consultation to assess if a programme of counselling would be of benefit to you, you can email or phone the following


Phone: 00358 44 978 2276

Andy Hoolan

Andy Hoolan

Psychological Therapy/Pastoral Counselling – in English

Arts Dip. Phil, Psy: Pontifical University of Ireland, 1984 – 86

B.A. Degree Phil, Theol: National University of Ireland, 1987- 91

M.A. Degree Pastoral Counselling (developmental psychology, psychotherapy), Loyola University, Chicago 2002-04